Welcome to a new week!
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.
We had a great day on Friday, with our Stone Age workshop! It was an amazing opportunity for the children to closely examine genuine artefacts, from an enormous toe bone to tusks! It is wonderful to see history brought to life in that way and the children did a fabulous job of being very careful. So, well done everyone!
We are especially looking forward to Jeans for Genes Day on Thursday with a special HOT DOG lunch! We hope as many children as possible will be able to share in the school lunch on that day.
Throughout the year we will be noting changes as the seasons go by, so any chance that you have to chat about that with your children, as you go about walks in the forest or work in your gardens, will be helpful. Thank you.
Just a quick reminder to PLEASE take a moment to add at least the children's initials to all their clothes, shoes and PE kit items - it is such a shame when items get misplaced and then cannot be traced back to the child. Thank you for your help. (We recognise that all black PE shoes are a challenge!).
Have a great week.
With best wishes,
Just a quick note to say thank you for the family photos we are already receiving - they are wonderful!
Hope you have a lovely 'last day of summer' (officially anyway! I am sure there will be a few more sunny days to enjoy).
With very best wishes,
We hope you are having a lovely weekend and that the children are resting up after a busy (but lovely) week!
Please find below the second Year 3 newsletter of the term.
Miss Gove and Mrs. Burrows.
Well, what a fantastic start the children have made to the new academic year. You can be very proud of all of them. It has been so lovely to welcome them back and see how much they are enjoying themselves.
Year 3 Info
The Year 3 teachers are Ms. Gove and Mrs Burrows. 3G is supported by Mrs. Conway and Mrs Smith while 3B is supported by Mrs B and Mrs Thomas. Also helping us this year are: Coach Anthony, Red Balloon and Mr. Flynn.
Our Reciprocal Reading book for this term will be the brilliant George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. We will start this towards the end of September.
Please note that our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. We also run the 'Daily Mile' so please make sure their school shoes are suitable!
Homework will be set each week on a Thursday, to be given in the following Tuesday. This consists of a piece of English homework, spellings and Maths. We will always aim to have a spelling test on Tuesdays and mark as much of the homework as possible together so the children can learn from any mistakes. (Please note that any homework handed in later than a Tuesday may not be marked.)
We will update our class pages soon. Please do not hesitate to ask us any questions, we are happy to help.
With kind wishes,
Mrs Burrows and Miss Gove
Welcome to the new academic year!
I hope you are all keeping well and having a lovely summer.
Please watch this space for regularly updated information, once the children have returned. I am so looking forward to getting to know you all and welcoming the children back into school.
Do take care and enjoy the rest of the holiday. See you on Thursday 3rd September!!
With very kind wishes,
Just wondered if we could cheer up one of our neighbours. We can pass on any pictures through the school too. Please read on.
Hi everyone, I stopped to chat with one of my elderly neighbours (Betty, aged 92) yesterday. She lives by Buckhurst Hill Primary School and always stands at the window and waves to the children - it’s always the highlight of her day. Since the school has closed and we’ve been in lockdown she seems so lonely, one of her neighbours died recently and she has no family at all. She goes out EVERY DAY to the local shop at the top of the road (the shopkeeper is making sure she has everything she needs) - she really shouldn’t be putting herself at risk like this but she is craving company so she won’t let anyone shop for her.
I wondered how I could help her and cheer her up. I’m going to get my son to draw her a picture and write her a letter and I wondered if any other children might want to write to her too. I can print off letters and post them through her door if anyone would like to help or if you are passing her house, please wave and chat to her. Her name is Betty, she loves cats and foxes (she feeds the foxes every evening) and she has lived in Loughton/Buckhurst Hill since 1941.
I just feel so sad for her, if anyone has any other ideas, please let me know.
My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Just thought I'd share this with the class.
On Friday the 20th March 2020, the school gates closed... I was surprised as it was a few weeks before the Easter holidays. All the children, except children of key workers were sent home. It was fun! I played with my little brother, painted rainbows for our windows, jumped on my trampoline. The weather was nice and warm. After a little while, I started to miss my friends, my teachers and I missed learning how to swim. I looked forward to talking to my friends on the phone and spent time learning new things on twinkl.
I hope that when the coronavirus is over, we can all be together again, we can go out and play, learn and have fun all together again.
For now I will stay at home so I can protect my family and other families too.
PLEASE GO AWAY
I miss my friends and family and just want to play!
We will find a way, to get rid of you once and for all, our key workers are saving the day!
THANK YOU KEY WORKERS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO, WE KNOW YOU HAVE FAMILIES TOO.
Stop taking lives
You've hurt so many families
it breaks our hearts every time
I will stay at home
if it means we stay protected and keep you from spreading, I will do all that I can to STOP you infecting.
Amber H, age ( nearly 8)
Bless you all, speak soon.
Hope you are enjoying the Easter holidays. Today would be the first day proper of the Easter break, but at the moment that doesn’t feel exactly how it is. No matter. Some of you will want to take a break from school work, and some of you will fancy carrying on with your learning now that you’ve found your new normal. Either way is absolutely fine. Miss Gove and I will be checking our email periodically every few days, so if you have any issues, queries or just want to send us something to post on the class pages then please get in touch, we will get back to you.
Enjoy the break as much as you can and know we’ll be posting some more English and Maths lessons come the week starting April 20th.
All our very best
See you soon
Miss Gove & Mr Stuckey
We are putting together a regular Year 3 newsletter!
Please email any photos or scanned work to email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing your submissions!
You'll be pleased to know I am fighting fit and raring to go!
Here are a couple of ideas of how to focus your learning this week.
If you have a copy of the book, finish it, and if you don't, here's a link so that you can watch it. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6deqhc
The children could have a go at writing a book review, telling us what they thought about the story, the characters, what they particularly enjoyed or would change. They can tell us if they would recommend it to a friend and why. Would they read another story by David Walliams? What about trying another David Walliams story or comparing it to a Roald Dahl book.
Or could they imagine trying to become an MP like Mrs Crumb? What would their manifesto be, what would they like to change, what laws would they bring in and why? They could make a poster or leaflet with these on.
Any daily reading is, of course, beneficial.
This is a weeks worth of learning on fractions.
Don't forget that it is always beneficial to recap times tables and number bonds up to 20.
Here are a few websites which could help support the children's learning.
There is also Joe Wicks doing PE every morning, Myleene Klass doing music without an instrument and Carol Vorderman doing Maths every day on YouTube.
Please encourage your children to be as active as possible and remember the value of joining you in normal home routines like cooking, tidying up, doing the garden.....
Do not worry if you are unable to access any of these resources. Children continue to learn through play and joining in with you as you go about your day.
Take care of yourselves and each other. We miss you loads and will post regularly on this page. If you have any problems or queries, please contact me on email@example.com and I will respond as quickly as I can.
A little extra help and advice for working online with children.